This year for Camp NaNoWriMo, I will be most of the time in Scotland and some time in England. Luckily, I was able to find a story idea (exactly one day before Camp NaNoWriMo!)–an old idea but turned into a (hopefully) 30,000 word novel. It will be about this ten year old boy named Johnny, and he’s a fairy who loves pink. (I kind of based this a little bit on my brother, but my brother actually doesn’t like pink)
I’m pretty sure that he’ll have these two godsisters who are these princesses named Lily and Anna, and they’re from the kingdom of Mastra. Also, did I already mention that both Johnny and his dad (who’s also a fairy, he’s the godfather of Princesses Lily and Anna) absolutely LOVE cheese? They have, like, cheese scented envelopes and stuff.
So…what’s the climax??? Maybe like some trolls will come and invade or something. I don’t know. Maybe dragons? No, I like dragons too much. Maybe the good guys can have an army that rides on dragons instead of horses? What about the bad guys? Or maybe there’s a giant earthquake?
I think I’ll have some evil creatures invade the country. But they’ve got to have something that triggers them, something that makes them want to invade and makes them angry enough to invade. Nobody is really pure evil and would just invade for the fun of it (I’m pretty sure, although maybe Voldemort would, but he can’t love so…)
Okay, I think I’ve got it. So how about like, the king is making the trolls work as slaves because he’s afraid that if he lets them go then they’ll attack and if he sticks them in prison they’ll escape? But then the trolls escape? And they’re mad at the royal family because they were forced to work as slaves?
Wait, but how would they escape? Maybe there’ll be an evil wizard who lets them out (uh oh, I’d better not turn this into Harry Potter where Voldemort lets the Death Eaters out of Azkaban…) because he wants to grow his army of evil creatures because he wants to control the world and overthrow the royal family.
So far we have the fact that everything is happy, then this evil wizard comes along and unleashes the trolls from working as slaves, which freaks everybody out, and then the evil wizard comes to attack the palace and kill the royal family (better make this not too scary, this is supposed to be a children’s book!) Okay, maybe just imprison the royal family, but then he gets defeated by some hero, and then like the king meets with the king troll (is there such thing as a king troll???) and they make a peace treaty and then it’s the end and everybody is happy!
Any suggestions for changing the plot? What are your thoughts? What are you writing for Camp NaNoWriMo?